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obama telephoned 10 members of the armed forces from the oval office today. he thanked them for their service and wished them and their families a happy thanksgiving. the president celebrated the holiday himself at the white house. watching football and dining with his family. the menu included turkey, of course, with all the trimmers, and for dessert, pie, nine varieties from huckleberry to coconut custard. last weekend, the president announced a breakthrough deal with iran. the iranians will temporarily freeze their nuclear program in return for the u.s. easing some sanctions. today, turkey became the first country to try to take advantage of the business opportunities that may present. the economic minister said he'd like all turkish banks to be able to do business with iran. holly williams is in strbl tonight. holly what, can you tell us about this? >> reporter: margaret, it's unclear exactly what this means. the background is, in 2011, the u.s. wrought in sanctions that prevent foreign banks from doing business with iran's oil companies. now, the aim was to cripple iran
students were expected to return from their trips yesterday. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. as we said, it is all headed east. soaking rains are expected along the i-95 corridor tomorrow and wednesday with snow in northern new england. today president obama called this weekend's nuclear deal with iran a first step in preventing iran from building an atomic bomb. under this agreement, iran said that it won't expand its uranium enrichment for six months. it also agreed to new monitoring. in return, the u.s. and its allies will ease slightly some economic sanctions that have crippled the iranian economy. we have two reports on this tonight beginning with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, the white house got to work almost immediately on the next phase of these talks, the one december signed to end-- not merely halt-- iran's nuclear weapons program. at president obama's invitation, israel's national security advisor will travel to washington next week to play a key role in those negotiations. facing skepticism from congress and israel president obama defended the
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